The author of the Gospel of Mark writes after the catastrophe of the Jewish war,
the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 A.D. He asks: How could this tragedy have happened?
Why could God allow the Gentiles to destroy the holy city and the temple that had been completed a few years earlier?
Was Josephus, the conservative Jewish historian, right in blaming the insurgents, who included Christians?
Were the Christians in Palestine to blame for the burning of Jerusalem under Titus, the son and successor of Vespasian, as the Roman Christians allegedly were for the burning of Rome under Emperor Nero?